Virginia Rumors & News

  • No. 14 Virginia bounces back, routs East Carolina

    The Sports Xchange "CHARLOTTESVILLE, Va. -- After dropping their first home game in nearly two years on Saturday, No. 14 Virginia rebounded with a 76-53 thrashing of East Carolina on Tuesday night at John Paul Jones Arena. Virginia (8-1) led for all but four minutes of the game as it shot 56.6 percent for the..." December 06

  • West Virginia snaps No. 6 Virginia's home win streak

    The Sports Xchange "CHARLOTTESVILLE, Va. -- Recently, fans who flock to John Paul Jones Arena expect nothing less than a dominating victory from their Virginia basketball team. In fact, the Cavaliers' previous home loss came in January 2015 at the hands of Duke. Saturday was a much different story...." December 03

  • No. 6 Virginia rallies past Ohio State 63-61

    The Sports Xchange "CHARLOTTESVILLE, Va. -- When Virginia guard Marial Shayok missed two potential game-sealing free throws late in the game, the junior knew he needed to make a play on the defensive end. One play later, Ohio State had the chance to win the game with a buzzer-beating 3-pointer as JaQuan Lyle..." December 01

  • No. 7 Virginia captures Emerald Coast Classic title

    The Sports Xchange "NICEVILLE, Fla. -- In Tony Bennett's early seasons at Virginia, Cavaliers fans became frustrated with the team's inability to win a regular-season tournament. Since then, much has changed. Seventh-ranked Virginia captured its fourth consecutive regular-season tournament title with a..." November 26

  • No. 7 Virginia smothers Iowa 74-41

    The Sports Xchange "No. 7 Virginia continued its dominance in the early going of the 2016-17 season with a 74-41 win over Iowa in the semifinals of Friday night's Emerald Coast Classic. The win marked the fifth straight double-digit triumph for the Cavaliers who will play in the championship game Saturday...." November 25

  • No. 7 Virginia obliterates Grambling

    The Sports Xchange "CHARLOTTESVILLE, Va. -- Virginia's current roster boasts 15 players, 13 of which are available to play with two redshirting this season. On Tuesday night, all 13 scored a point. No. 7 Virginia continued its home dominance with a 90-34 thrashing of Grambling State in the second round of the..." November 22

  • No. 8 Virginia pulls away from Yale for 22nd straight home win

    The Sports Xchange "CHARLOTTESVILLE, Va. -- Putting together runs offensively because of suffocating play on the defensive end of the court is nothing new for Tony Bennett's Virginia team. So far this season, the Cavaliers had already used runs of 22-0 and 20-0 to gain control of their first two games, and much..." November 20

  • Virginia dismisses Memphis transfer Austin Nichols

    CBS Sports "Virginia has dismissed former Memphis standout Austin Nichols from its men's basketball program, Cavaliers coach Tony Bennett announced Friday night. "It's a privilege to be a part of this program, and Austin has lost that privilege," Bennett said. "We have standards for our student-athletes,..." November 19

  • No. 8 Virgina runs home winning streak to 21

    The Sports Xchange "CHARLOTTESVILLE, Va. -- After compiling a perfect 15-0 record at home last season, No. 8 Virginia continued their impressive streak and recorded their 21st straight win at John Paul Jones Arena with a 72-32 win over St Francis Brooklyn on Tuesday night. The Cavaliers held an overmatched and..." November 15

  • Shayok propels No. 8 Virginia past UNC Greensboro

    The Sports Xchange "GREENSBORO, N.C. -- The post-Malcolm Brogdon era began with a win for No. 8 Virginia Friday night as the team opened up its season with a 76-51 road win over UNC Greensboro. The Cavaliers shot 52 percent for the game and knocked down eight 3-pointers to pull away with the 25-point win...." November 11

  • Virginia suspends Austin Nichols for season opener

    Richmond Times-Dispatch "Virginia redshirt junior forward Austin Nichols, who transferred in last season from Memphis, has been suspended for the Cavaliers' two preseason scrimmages and the season-opener at UNC Greensboro on Nov. 11, the school announced Friday evening. Nichols, a 6-foot-9 forward who is expected to..." October 28

  • Virginia basketball team joins Kaepernick's protest

    CBS Sports " The Virginia basketball program made a statement on social media Thursday night when several players tweeted a picture of the team taking a knee in what appears to be support of Colin Kaepernick's protest." September 30